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Home Counties Premier League, Division 1 – Matchday 15 round-up

Henley are closing in on their third consecutive Home Counties Premier League, Division 1 title.

Victory at Buckingham Town, their eleventh in 15 outings, sees Henley now 56 points clear of second placed Banbury.

Michael Roberts – Henley

HCPCL, D1: Town lose to top of the table Henley (Reports Andrew Holland)

Lloyd Sabin’s side defeated Datchet with Joe Thomas collecting three wickets – Match Scorecard HERE

Joe Thomas – Banbury

Aston Rowant remain fourth despite their defeat at Finchampstead – Match Scorecard HERE

Bucks skipper Tom Hampton took four for 36 as High Wycombe defeated Horspath by seven wickets at London Road – Match Scorecard HERE

Tom Hampton – High Wycombe

Finally, Tring Park won a very dramatic game at Slough by one wicket off the last ball of the game.

Andy Harris

Chloe Hill

Andy Harris and Chloe Hill shared an unbeaten last wicket partnership of 23 runs, including five penalty runs for a slow over rate, to give the visitors maximum points.

Michael Payne hit 70 for Tring Park while Saif Zaib returned with three wickets for the home side.

Earlier Slough posted 228 for 9 from their 50 overs with Bucks Academy’s Scott Rolfe taking three for 16.

HCPCL D1: Haddow talks Wycombe, Northants & Bucks

Conner Haddow has talked with Sports Shots as High Wycombe prepare to play host to Henley on Saturday.

Conner Haddow

The left-arm spinner, who is on the books at Northants, plays his Saturday cricket with High Wycombe, while he has also made his Bucks debut this season.

Talking of his current campaign at High Wycombe, Haddow told Sports Shots:

Yes, my season’s going alright a few ups and downs but on the whole having great fun. Getting a few wickets always helps and London Road is great.

Haddow’s side currently sit third in the top division of the Home Counties with the change last weekend from the limited over game to the timed format.

I feel with the longer format now being in place on Saturdays we can really come into our own and try to dominate sides. Marlesy (Dan Marles) has brought some new ideas to the group and everyone is buying in. I feel we are going to build some momentum in the coming weeks and get on a roll.

Early season wickets for Northants in second eleven cricket have caught the eye of the Bucks selectors; Four wickets against Nottinghamshire and three against Lancashire.

This has been my first year involved with the Bucks set up and I have loved every minute of it! Obviously knowing all the lads already has helped but I feel we have a really strong squad and can go very far. It also helps we have been quite successful in getting to finals day,

Hopefully the lads can churn out some performances in the 3-day cricket, and then we can get on with finals day after!

How do the two compare?

It’s a good comparison to twos cricket as you always feel in a battle.

Looking ahead, Haddow is keeping it simple.

2019 I’m just taking it as it comes and trying to enjoy my cricket. But I am looking forward to finals day and bringing that trophy home for Bucks and also trying to win each individual game for Wycombe every Saturday.

HCPCL D1: Dobb talks all things High Wycombe ahead of clash with league leaders

Sports Shots has talked with High Wycombe’s Adam Dobb as his side head to early season pacesetters Datchet on Saturday.

Adam Dobb

Dobb produced an excellent all-round display as his side defeated Buckingham Town last weekend. He followed up his knock of 43 with four for 33 from a tidy 10-over spell.

The game went almost as well as you can hope, posting 300+ and following it up with 10 wickets is always great. What is really nice is to know we still have more to offer as well.

The London Road-based all-rounder gave an honest assessment of his own and that of his side’s 2019 campaign.

The season has been a bit up and down to be honest, get knocked out the T20 and national has been disappointing, but we’ve played some good cricket, and winning the last 3 games has given us some momentum. For me, personally, I feel pretty good about my game, hopefully I can continue to contribute to the team.

This weekend’s trip to Datchet is the last game in the limited overs format before the longer form of the game is introduced for nine weeks.

To get ready for the longer format it will just be a case of getting some red ball practice in before the first game and just look to keep taking wickets and stay positive with both bat and ball!

Dobb is also the director of cricket at High Wycombe, a role he enjoys with the emphasis of developing juniors into the first team players of the future.

My role as DOC really oversees the majority of the cricket side of things at the club, and I really aim to get as many juniors coming into senior cricket. Things have gone well so far with this and some juniors have produced some brilliant performances so far.

In addition, Dobb has also shared his knowledge with the Bucks junior squads.

I have been involved with them but not taking a team directly, I’ve worked closely with the spinners and it’s been a great experience so far.

As with all clubs, there is far more that goes on behind the scenes than just the first eleven. Something that is obvious with the cricket-loving Dobb.

HCPCL D1: Marles previews Wycombe’s trip to former club Finchampstead

Dan Marles takes his High Wycombe side to play his former club, Finchampstead, after hitting an unbeaten 154 in their win over Slough last weekend.

Dan Marles

It was Marles first-ever 150+ score in league cricket, which saw Wycombe record their first league victory of the season.

The London Road-based captain told Sports Shots.

I felt I batted well, movements forwards and backwards were a lot better than previous weeks. It seamed around a bit up top but after the new ball the pitch was a good one so was good to cash in and nice to get my first big score as captain.

It was the team display that pleased Marles in particular.

It was a very strong performance all round from the boys, two hundreds and a 70 in a good batting performance. Then the bowlers were very professional and bowled in the right areas.

This weekend Marles returns to his former club.

It will be a good test again Finch (Finchampstead) as we know they have some dangerous players. But we will just concentrate on ourselves and how we perform.

On a personal note it will be nice to play against them again. There are some very good people there that I have fond memories with.

Saturday, Marles will be looking for more of the same and is focused only on the next game.

Yes it was nice to get the ball rolling for this season, we know momentum in club cricket is big. But we try not to think of anything 2 or 3 games in advance. Concentrate on the Finch (Finchampstead) game and move on from there.

HCPL D1: High Wycombe skipper previews 2019 campaign

High Wycombe skipper Dan Marles spoke with Sports Shots during pre-season and looked forward to the 2019 campaign.

High Wycombe Cricket Club

Marles, who takes over from Nathan Hawkes, reveals his new signings, including Slough duo Conrad Louth and Bobby Sher, who will strengthen the ranks at London Road.

Watch his chat with Sports Shots by clicking on the link below:

First game for Wycombe is a trip up the M40 to face Banbury.

Unicorns Minor Counties: Parsons talks NZ trip & debut for Northants 2nd XI

Cameron Parsons has discussed his winter’s experiences in New Zealand, plus a five-wicket haul on debut for Northants 2nd XI on his return from down under.

Cameron Parsons

In an interview with Sports Shots, the Bucks and High Wycombe seamer started by talking about his time on the field with his club, Matamata & Districts CA.

Yeah my winter down under was good. We had some ups and downs as a club on the field, unfortunately a few more downs than we would of liked, but they were all a good bunch of lads and made it really easy to settle in both on and off the field.

After adapting to his new surroundings, Parsons performed.

I was happy with my performances. After a rather slow start I ended up with 33 wickets for the season, with a few runs scored as well to the back end of the season. It was good to have the opportunity to play a bit for their Valley b side towards the end of the season in some quite challenging games.

I felt that in terms of conditions I had to adapt slightly. I felt that you had to make use of the first 10 overs with the brand new kookaburra ball and fresh pitch, which generally assisted first thing with the new ball. Then after that you had to find other ways either to be boring and look to contain and take wickets that way, or try variations and slightly different fields. But the big thing for me was being on it from ball one, to make the most of the brand new ball and taking those early important wickets to get the team off to a good start.

The seamer spoke about the team’s displays.

Unfortunately for the team, they were coming off the back of a good year the previous season and we just couldn’t put together the performances to have a real impact this year. It was one of those seasons where the perfect all round game kept evading us. It was difficult as we made quite a few changes each week with people being unavailable but, not making excuses, as a side we just didn’t put the performances together which was a shame.

As always, a trip overseas is a life experience.

To be honest with you I feel like I’ve learned a lot while being away both on and off the field. One, having to look after myself and be disciplined in what I’m doing in work outside of game day. On the field I feel I’ve learned how to adapt quicker in different situations especially bowling with a ball that doesn’t do as much as the dukes so to be more consistent and really play a bit boring cricket. Another would be finding other ways to take wickets in the tough periods when there isn’t much assistance from the ball or pitch.

On his return, Parsons believes the experience will be of benefit for him.

I think the experience will definitely help for the coming season, especially finishing the year pretty well with the bat so looking to bring that and have a more positive year with the bat. In terms of with the ball looking to be clinical up top with the new ball and taking those early wickets but also not looking to force things too much. Just hoping to carry on the form I finished with while away in NZ and hit the ground running for both High Wycombe and Buckinghamshire and continuing with a good season both individually and as well as the team.

Parsons has already played for Northants 2nd XI against their Nottinghamshire counterparts where he took five wickets.

See our interview on our YouTube channel, supported by Russell & Butler (below).

Unicorns Minor Counties: Bucks skipper could miss the start to the season

By Michael Knox

Bucks captain Tom Hampton could miss the start of the season after suffering a knee injury while playing in their warm-up match against High Wycombe at London Road on Sunday.

Tom Hampton

Hampton pulled up injured during his fifth over and had to be helped off the field.

The skipper, who is also a Wycombe player took 3-21 in 4.2 overs before the injury during his side’s four-wicket defeat in the 50-over friendly.

Charlie Macdonell

Michael Payne

Bucks made 144 all out in 39.2 overs with only Charlie Macdonell (33) and Michael Payne topping 30 as young Wycombe left-arm spinner Conner Haddow took 4-11 in 5.2 overs.

Conner Haddow

Daniel Ogden (65no) and Cameron Parsons (40), who are also Bucks players, saw Wycombe to victory in the 31st over on 145-6.

Dan Ogden

Hampton will miss the Bucks friendly against Oxfordshire at Aston Rowant on Sunday.

Our Flickr images from Sunday’s game, click on the image link below:

High Wycombe v Bucks